Blog Tour + Giveaway - Seasons Within by Lele Iturrioz

Monday, January 30, 2017




Seasons Within 
Lele Iturrioz
(Acorn Publishing)
Publication date: December 15th 2016
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult


Most teenage girls know their name, where they came from, who they are. Not G, a beautiful redhead with unusual markings on her wrist. She gets her name from a silver locket she keeps around her neck, unaware the engraved letter “G” on its front holds the secret to her past.

G’s life before the age of six has been a mystery to her. Each night for the last twelve years she’s been haunted by the same nightmare—a war. Horrendous beasts, warriors able to wield the four elements, and a boy who saves her by means of blue fire taunt her memory. But on her eighteenth birthday, G’s life begins to unravel. When she meets her new Chemistry professor, a man with an uncanny resemblance to the boy who saves her, she knows there must be more to her dreams.

It’s dangerous not knowing who you are, what you’re capable of, and what future awaits you. Especially when the darkness that slaughtered your entire world, just found you.


           

I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC of Seasons Within provided by Xpresso Book Tours and the author. Thank you so much for introducing me to a whole new series I couldn't tear myself away from! 

So much feelings.
So many thoughts. 
So little words. 

I couldn't even begin to describe the mind-blowing epicness of this book because it literally gave me a book hangover. 

I've been reading too many contemporary romance novels and been craving for a fantasy fix instead, and this book was like a god-given gift who came knocking on my kindle's door with its impeccable timing. After reading the blurb and peeking at the cover, I fell in love almost instantly and knew I had to request it right away. Boy, was that the best decision I ever made! 

Swept away by the world of Terra and Nádúr Noc, the author created a world so intriguing it was impossible not to love. Although the theme of the book was rather common in the fictional world, it was the author's ability to introduce original ideas into the story that made the reading worthwhile. Filled with action, mystery, witty banter and heated attraction, it has everything that promises a great read! I also liked that the world of Terra created a feeling of nostalgia, being whisked into a world where magical powers and monsters exists reminded me of my Harry Potter days and I can't help but love it even more. 

And do not even get me started on how much I L.O.V.E. the characters.  We have such a fantastic line up of characters, each with their own distinctive personalities that there wasn't a boring moment! The author never neglected the secondary characters as they were as present as the mains! I liked the diversity especially when it comes to Priyam, an Indian who happens to be G's best friend. She's funny as hell and extremely supportive when it comes to G, she definitely rocked her human role in the world of scary monsters and dangerous dark lord. Growing up watching Avatar, it's also particularly exciting when I come across stories with nature's elements, and to have it represented by humans just made it even more thrilling! 

I got to say I'm always attracted to Fire - cue alpha male Edan - which brings me to the romance aspect of the story. The sizzling attraction between Edan and G had me rooting for them from the start, to the point where they are able to initiate a hormonal teenage shriek from me definitely proved something - I thought I outgrew the YA genre. However, I was extremely appreciative of the fact that the romance was not too overdone and the major focus of the story still lies in developing the plot. Furthermore, the underlying message of the story was significant and great - love thy Earth. It's beautiful to see how a person translates this message into her writing by weaving a story all about nature's beauty and destruction. An eye-opener indefinitely! 
  
Despite having a few grammatical and spelling errors, I'm looking forward (more like pacing a hole in my room) to the second book of the series. I might be new to the author's works, but she just completely made my January! 




Major geek by day, hermit writer by night! Love books, sugar gliders and everything that comes in a delicious taco.
I’m the author of the YA fantasy series, Seasons Within

I spend my time writing, planning on writing, reading, drinking coffee like there was no tomorrow, MMA and chilling with my friends and loved ones.


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7 comments

  1. Great review, Natasha! This sounds like an intriguing and well written fantasy read! Glad you liked it! :)

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    1. Thank you! It was truly amazing and I'm so thankful of the reviewing opportunity!

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  2. That cover is absolutely gorgeous! I hadn't even heard of this one. So glad I stopped in, it sounds like it's really good. I'll have to add it to my (ever-growing) TBR list! Great review!

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    1. I know right!! It is a fantastic book and I hope you have the chance to read it soon! Thank you so much Julie!

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  3. Your beautiful/insanely epic review left me speechless! Thank you so much :) :)
    BTW, I’m absolutely in love with the book hangover pic and the cast, perfect G and….OMG with Edan.
    Hugs!

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    1. Your comment means a lot :') I always loved Gaspard Ulliel (aka Edan) and he is who I imagined Edan to be when I was reading the book. I'm glad you love them! That means a lot!

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    2. Gaspard Ulliel!! I knew I knew him from somewhere. Tanks Natasha, you just finished my obsessive manhunt jajajaja (I can sleep now)

      …Something tells me I'll be picturing him when writing Edan

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